Circus Smirkus (“A Midsummer Night’s Circus”) will be hosted during The 2023 Yankee Homecoming Festival. Get your tickets for the 2023 Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, in Newbury, MA. There will be four shows: Friday, August 4th at 2:00 and 7:00 pm and Saturday, August 5th at 1:00 and 6:00 pm. This exciting event is held under the big top at Spencer Peirce Little Farm and is the largest annual fundraiser supporting Theater in the Open. Don’t miss this amazing performance! The talent of these young performers is exceptional, and the storyline is fun and entertaining for both kids and adults.
Every summer, Circus Smirkus kids ages 10 to 18, go on the road preforming 70 shows in 7 weeks, for sell-out crowds in a 750 seat European-style one-ring big top tent. It is amazing to watch the determination, dedication and passion of these kids. Although they all work very hard to achieve their ambitious goals, it is apparent that they are loving every minute of what they do, and developing strong friendships and team building skills that will carry them far in life.
Each year brings a new Circus Smirkus storyline and original full-length show combining the best in traditional and contemporary circus styles. Come experience this highly anticipated big top show. The hilarious clowns are guaranteed to keep you laughing, and you’ll be in awe of the astonishing aerialists, wondrous wirewalkers, mystifying magicians, and jovial jugglers. Make sure to purchase tickets early as many shows do sell out.
Circus Smirkus performances run 2 hours in length including the intermission. There is plenty of seating for Circus Smirkus, but tickets do not have assigned seat numbers so we recommend showing up at least 30-45 minutes prior to the show, especially if you are a large group looking to sit together. At the end of the show you may want to account for an extra 10 – 15 minutes, as there is opportunity to meet the stars and even get a few autographs.
Adults (13+): $30
Child (2-12): $20
There is a $3.50 service fee per ticket.
All sales are final – no refunds
Circus Smirkus is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization helping youth engage in life changing adventures while promoting the circus arts. If you would like to support Circus Smirkus efforts there are many ways you can help all of which are greatly appreciated.
Theater in the Open has been a vital part of the Northshore’s cultural landscape since 1979 bringing theater performances to the public, at no cost, in the beauty of Maudslay State Park and connecting children with art and nature through our beloved youth arts education programs. Please consider supporting Theater in the Open and helping to strengthen the local arts for young aspiring actors in Greater Newburyport.